Tech Talk: Digital dating game inspired by ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is the inspirtaion behind "R&J," a five-day digital experience that aims to create intimacy between strangers. (Illustration courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.)

“R&J,” a digital realm created by theater artist Jessica Creane, creates intimacy between strangers with the aid  Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

Over five days, users  exchange thoughts, play mini-games and write weird sonnets together as they explore the Bard’s “Romeo and Juliet,” writes Roberto Torres at technical.ly.

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Although the platform, built by New York-based developer Max Perlman, allows users to play with a partner of their choice, playing with a stranger creates a more authentic experience, Creane said.

The “R&J” experience is one of 26 online art performances that make up Digital Fringe, the digital component of FringeArts’ yearly Fringe Festival in Philadelphia, happening Sept. 6–23.

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